February 15th, 2011


Mini-interview with auhm

Thanks to Anna of Indiefulrok!
Sourse: indiefulrok.blogspot.com


Last summer Donawhale's Youn Sung Hoon began updating his blog with some of his own demo recordings. I already had the greatest respect for the music he'd made with Donawhale (아카시아 being one of my very favorite songs) and was thrilled to hear what he could make all on his own. A few weeks ago he made the name for his solo project official while launching both MySpace and SoundCloud pages. I wanted to find out more about this new project so I asked him a few questions and in return got a set of answers translated by Ryu:

How would you like to introduce auhm?
auhm is the name of my solo project. (ambience guitar player and songwriter Youn Sung Hoon - better known as the primary guitar player of Donawhale)

auhm is an abbrevation of 4 words. It stands for something, but I'm not gonna tell you in detail at this moment in time. That's kind of secret. It could be a sort of pleasure to find out and imagine what it means.

How would you describe the sound of auhm?
Well, essentially, I could possibly tell you that auhm is without a doubt well-suited for post rock. I often avoid the common pitfalls of so-called "post-rock" by maintaining a standard form of its genre. To stop perpetuating stereotypes and prejudices about my work as auhm, I do not want to define 'auhm' in detail. But in this sound of auhm, evolving development with a rock sound and not having any lines of vocal and so forth, could be some elements of post-rock. Recently, I guess the genre of post-rock straddles instrumental music with its various elements.
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YB is coming to US

Sourse: krok-rocks

News Tip: YB

In my excitement, I may have forgotten to tell the good people here on K-RoK Rocks!!! that I confirmed with the band, that YB will be coming to the U.S. for another round with the Vans Warped Tour. The tour itself is still announcing artists, and YB has yet to be among them, but I have it on good authority that they are coming. Probably in early August to only the California shows, maaabye a show in Washington. (Since we all sadly know, that to Korea, The United States=The West Coast) I'm crossing my fingers and planning my first trip to California to see them. If only they would tell me when and where, I could start booking flights and the such. Anyone out in California want a visitor for a couple days? haha.

Also, starting March 20th through April 10th Yoon Do-Hyun will be starring in the musical Gwanghwamun Scandal. 

Seoulsonic concert.... Lucky americans....

 (SEOUL KR) : After weeks of anticipation, K-Pop creative agency, DFSB Kollective, has just announced the confirmed lineup for its SEOULSONIC concert series. Stagediving into Seoul's dynamic music scene, SEOULSONIC breaks the speed of now with a pulsating radar on Korea's top breakthrough artists. From indie clubs to international festivals, SEOULSONIC pushes the tempo of Korean music acts making waves across and beyond Asia.

For March 2K11, SEOULSONIC will be rolling out its first ever North American tour featuring AltROK sensations Galaxy Express, Idiotape, and Vidulgi OoyoO.
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